Hello, I'm in my first year of college and I'm wanting to become a special education teacher for four years...?

Hello, I'm in my first year of college and I'm wanting to become a special education teacher for four years...?

and after I get my four years done i'm planning to stay in school for another two years because I wanna minor in being a certified license sign language interpreter. How much money would I be getting paid yearly?... I live in Ohio. Can someone help me out and break it down for me... How much money do special education make and certified sign language interpreter in Ohio? Thanks! Please let me know ASAP.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    A good resource would be the Special Education professors at the college which you are currently enrolled at.

    They probally have job connections with off campus contacts (the local districts) for student teaching and career placement.

    Your academic advisor in that department would be able to tell you the median salary. And you could also visit the career services office to see what resources they have for discovering the median salary.

    Finally, I'd look up the Ohio education agency. They probally have statistics on the median salary of special education teachers with additional certification in sign language interpretation.

  • 1 decade ago

    Special Education Teachers get paid based on the contract they are offered by the school district they are hired by. Most starting teachers are offered a starting salary of between $30,000 and $40,000.

    Certified Sign Language Interpreter's salaries can vary depending on the type of job they get. If they are hired by a school district, in my area they are hired as an aide as most don't have a teaching degree, so they usually start out a little above minimum wage.

    If they hire out to do sign language, then it will depend on what they want to be paid and what the employer wants to pay them.

    Since you are looking at getting both, you would be a very good candidate for a school for the deaf. Again, the salary would depend on what the teachers and the board that runs the school have negotiated for salary.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can find the base salary for teacher at individual school district web sites or the state department of education site. Most reputable school districts will pay above the state base salary schedule and salary will increase with years of service in teaching (this does not have to be in the same school district) As for bi-lingual most schools will pay extra for bi-lingual educators. As for a career in interpreting I have no idea what the typical pay would be.

  • dee
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Special Educators in Texas make about $40,000.00 per year. Language interpreters, I don't know.

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